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Egyptian Miniature Vessel Collection

Early Dynastic Period, 12th Dynasty, 3rd-2nd millennium BC

A mixed group of three miniature stone vessels comprising: one alabaster with rounded conical body, inverted rim and shallow convex foot; one limestone with piriform body, broad rim and narrow flared foot; one serpentine with broad shoulder, tapering body, shallow lip and narrow flared foot. 180 grams total, 31-44mm (1 1/4 - 1 3/4"). Fine condition. [3]

From an important London W1, gallery; previously in a Swiss private collection, before 1980.

See Taylor, H., Death & the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, The British Museum, 2003, p.67, for similar; see Amenta, A. edn., The treasures of Tutankhamun and the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, White Star, 2005, p.38, for similar profile in a different stone.